India’s Winter Session, 2016 of Parliament concludes

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India’s Winter Session, 2016 of Parliament concludes

NEW DELHI (INDIA): India’s Winter Session, 2016 of Parliament which commenced on Wednesday, the 16th November, 2016, concluded on Friday, the 16th December, 2016. The Session provided 21 sittings spread over a period of 31 days.nnDuring the Session, 10 Bills (all in Lok Sabha ) were introduced . Lok Sabha passed 4 Bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 1 Bill during the session. One Bill namely the the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 was deemed to have been passed by both the Houses of Parliament.nnTwo more Bills namely the Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2016 and the Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, are not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of their receipt in Rajya Sabha. The Bills will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which they were passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution on 23.12.2016. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016 has also been passed by the Houses of Parliament.nnDuring the Session, Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2016-17 and Demands for Excess Grants (General) 2013-14 and their related Appropriation Bills, were discussed and passed by the Lok Sabha. The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was withdrawn in Lok Sabha.nnIn Lok Sabha, one Short Duration Discussion under Rule 193 was initiated on ?Demonetization of currency notes to weed out black money? by Shri A.P. Jithender Reddy on 05.12.2016 and the same could not be concluded. In the Rajya Sabha, Discussion under Notice under Rule 267 was held on? Demonetization of currency? which remained inconclusive.nnDuring the Session, the productivity of work done in Lok Sabha has been 17.39 % and that of Rajya Sabha has been 20.61%.¬†One hour of Lok Sabha costs exchequer Rs 1.5 crore, Rajya Sabha Rs 1.1 cnnA list containing the titles of the Bills introduced, considered and passed during the Session is as follows:nnI ? BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHAnnThe Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016nnThe Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016nnThe Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016nnThe Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2016.nnThe Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2016nnThe National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016nnThe Constitution (Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016nnThe Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2016nnThe Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016nnThe Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016nnII ? BILLS PASSED BY LOK SABHAnnThe Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016nnThe Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2016.nnThe Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2016nnThe Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016nnIII ? BILLS PASSED BY RAJYA SABHAnnThe Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016nnIV ? BILLS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENTnn*The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016nn#The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2016.nn#The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2016nnThe Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016nnV ? BILLS WITHDRAWNnThe Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2015

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